The U.S government has insisted the federal vaccine mandate won’t affect domestic travel in the coming months despite fears from the travel industry.
Pete Buttigieg, The United States Secretary of Transportation, said, “I have seen no indication the vaccine requirements are going to impact travel in any way, certainly in terms of our ability as a federal administration to provide the services that are needed.”
Pete said 99 percent of the transportation department’s employees have submitted their information on their vaccination status, such as whether they’ve received an exemption or they’re in the process of being fully vaccinated.
Pete Buttigieg defended the vaccination requirement as a necessary measure to protect employees and end the pandemic. ”It’s part of a process to make sure that everyone in the federal workforce is safe,” he said.
“All of us are ready to be done with this pandemic — to be done, not just with the death and the hospitalization and the grim headlines, but also to be done with the restrictions and the requirements and the masks,”
Putting all that behind us means getting everybody vaccinated. That’s what these requirements are about.”
The Federal Vaccine Mandate
Millions of Americans will soon be required to get double vaccination after the U.S government implemented a federal vaccine mandate. The U.S government says the mandate will “save lives, protect the economy, and accelerate the path out of the pandemic.”
The Biden administration states all federal employees, government contractors, and healthcare workers are covered under new rules stating religious and medical exemption.
Workers covered by the federal vaccine mandate will fall into one of the following categories:
- Federal employees of the executive branch, including members of the military
- Employees of companies with government…